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the nation as the jackpot hits $550 million. nbc's jay gray is in dallas where the tickets are being at a fast and furious pace. jay? >> reporter: yeah, we're at fuel city where they sell a ton of gas. they have great tacos here. they sell a lot of other things too. as you can see the big ticket item today obviously has been those tickets. first you have the group that came in before work this morning, then the lunchtime crowd came in, now we're getting a bit of lull before the end of work group makes their way through to buy tickets. and we expect this place to be jam packed like it has been throughout the day today. they are selling at a fast pace, not only here in dallas, but across the country, a lot of work going on, and right now the "associated press" just reporting the rate of sales is 130,000 tickets every minute right now. they've already sold more than $1 billion worth of tickets. you know, that $1 out of every $2 that is spent on a ticket goes to the state selling that ticket. a lot of states obviously use that to fund programs including education here in texas and some o
at the dallas fed saying we ought to put a clear cap on it. it might be a little more interesting reading than we normally have the beige book. that got comments this morning. a lot of talk about costco and now joining the special dividend club. there are lists of cash rich stable companies that may be able to join this special dividend club. here's a couple i've seen bandied about this morning. william sonoma for one. home depot another one i heard bandied around. office max another one and even p petsmart i heard bandied around as special dividend candidate. about the knight capital deal and getco offer of 3.50. they asked if knight could survive as stand alone company at this point. it's not clear. the board as changed. there are new people on the board that represent various interests. there are people on the board that are maybe likely motivated to sell. who knows. former managing director of general atlantic is on the board. it's complicated. i've asked if other bidders might emerge out there. think about this. only two bidders mentioned are not publicly traded. i don't think that's an a
as well. dallas fed president richard fisher says the central bank should consider defining the employment target and inflation goal and setting a limit on assets that it is willing to buy. a long-term inflation hawk says unemployment is a real concern and that monetary policy would not be enough to create jobs. also, online sales we saw big jump on cyber-monday. that was yesterday. ibm tracks transactions data for more than 500 retailers. it says sales were up about 28%. and sales are projected to reach $1.5 billion. we'll get their numbers tomorrow morning. we have breaking news that's coming through just now. >> we have takeover tuesday. conagra buying ralcorp. 28.2% premium. worth noting this has been in the works for a long time. kayla tausche reported in 2011 that conagra was interested in buying ralcorp. there was an effort to rebuff this offer. it looks like a year later we have a transaction. in total the transaction valued at $6.8 billion including the assumption of debt. it creates one of the largest packaged food companies in north america. a deal that's been in the works for q
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